2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

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  • Ferrari 812 Superfast
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    V12
  • Transmission:
    F1 dual-clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    789 @ 8500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    530 @ 7000
  • Displacement:
    6.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    2.9 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    211 mph
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The F12berlinetta gets a much needed facelift for 2018

Introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the Ferrari 599, the F12berlinetta harkens back to the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" and, in many ways, to the iconic 250 GTO and 275 GTB. A full-fledged grand tourer powered by a no-nonsense, naturally aspirated V-12, the F12berlinetta has already spawned many one-off and special-edition models, including the F12 TRS, SP America, F60 America, Carrozzeria Touring Berlinetta Lusso, and more recently the F12tdf. After some five years on the market, the F12 received its mid-cycle facelift ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It goes by the name 812 Superfast and comes with many improvements.

Just like the transition from the FF to the GTC4Lusso, the F12berlinetta gained a significant update and a name change. Ferrari didn’t care to explain the meaning behind the new name, but it’s safe to assume that the "812" comes from the engine’s output in PS plus the number of cylinders, while Superfast is just... well... an attempt to be cool in the 21st century. This isn’t the first time a Ferrari appears to have been named by the company’s social media department, as the LaFerrari is just as flamboyant. But it’s worth mentioning that the 812 isn’t the first Superfast in the company’s lineup. The name dates back to 1964, when Ferrari offered the 500 Superfast as the top-of-the-line version of the America model.

Moving over to more important things, Ferrari gave the F12berlinetta a thorough restyling. The grand tourer sports numerous modifications front and rear, while the interior has updated tech, a few nips and tucks, and new seats. More importantly, the 6.3-liter V-12 was redesigned into a new mill that makes the 812 Superfast the quickest and most powerful production Ferrari ever built.

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2017 Ferrari F12tdf

2017 Ferrari F12tdf

Although the majority of Ferraris built over the last four decades have featured a mid-engine layout, there was a time when all of Maranello’s products were front-engined. Until the mid-1960s, Enzo Ferrari felt that a mid-engine Ferrari would be unsafe in the hands of customers. That changed in 1966, when Enzo, having seen the stir Lamborghini created with the 1966-1974 Lamborghini Miura, approved the V-6-powered 1967-1980 Ferrari Dino for production. Although mid-engined supercars became increasingly popular through the 1970s, Ferrari continued to build front-engined cars into the 21st century, with the current lineup including the 2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta, 2012 Ferrari FF, and 2015 Ferrari California T.

The F12berlinetta, a full-fledged grand tourer, harkens back to the 1968-1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" of the late 1960s, and in many way to the iconic 1964-1966 Ferrari 275 GTB and 1962-1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. Much like its predecessors, it spawned various one-off and special-edition models, including the 2014 Ferrari F12 TRS, 2015 Ferrari SP America, 2015 Ferrari F60 America, and the 2015 Carrozzeria Touring Berlinetta Lusso. Now, Ferrari injected more power into the F12berlinetta to create the F12tdf, a tribute to the legendary Tour de France automobile race, an event Maranello dominated from 1956 through 1964.

Originally rumored to wear a "Speciale" badge, the F12tdf is more than just a tribute car with added grunt. The F12berlinetta shell has been redesigned for improved downforce and weight has been reduce by means of extensive carbon-fiber and aluminum use. Additionally, the Italians used new state-of-the-art tech to make the F12tdf one of the quickest Ferraris out there. Find out more below.

Updated 08/17/2017: We added a series on new images and a video taken during the 2017 Monterey Car Week.

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Here's How You Can Own All 350 Of Ferrari's 70th Anniversary Special Edition Models

Here’s How You Can Own All 350 Of Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary Special Edition Models

Well, you won’t be able to but still, it’s worth a shot to get as much as you can

Before any of you start hyperventilating in excitement, there are a few qualifiers to keep note of. The first is that these aren’t the actual special edition cars that Ferrari is planning to roll out as part of its 70th anniversary. These bad boys are 1:8 scale models of the real things and they come from Amalgam Collectibles, the maker of exquisite scale models that have graced these pages a handful of times over the years. Remember the 1:8 versions of the Jaguar E-Type that secretly stole the show at the 2016 Paris Motor Show? Yep, it’s the same company that’s bringing us 350 of these special edition Prancing Horse beauties.

The differentiation among these Ferraris come in the form of liveries, which we also first saw in Paris back in September 2016. All those liveries represented various designs that were pulled from Ferrari’s long and illustrious history, including “The Schumacher,” “The Magnum PI,” and “The Prototype.” All told, Ferrari has 70 unique liveries on offer, all of which will be used on five of the automaker’s current models, including the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, California T, F12 Berlinetta, and the GTC4 Lusso. Do the math and that adds up to 350 different cars, each having their own mini-me versions courtesy of Amalgam Collection.

Needless to say, the scale models come with unparalleled detail. That much we can expect from the same company that brought us those beautiful E-Type scale models in Paris. That said, they don’t come cheap either as each scale model comes with a price tag of $695. If you can stomach that much damage to your wallets, it might be best to pre-order these scale models now ahead of their initial release in July since each of the 350 unique scale models are one-offs.

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2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

2018 Ferrari 812 Superfast

The F12berlinetta gets a much needed facelift for 2018

Introduced in 2012 as a replacement for the Ferrari 599, the F12berlinetta harkens back to the 365 GTB/4 "Daytona" and, in many ways, to the iconic 250 GTO and 275 GTB. A full-fledged grand tourer powered by a no-nonsense, naturally aspirated V-12, the F12berlinetta has already spawned many one-off and special-edition models, including the F12 TRS, SP America, F60 America, Carrozzeria Touring Berlinetta Lusso, and more recently the F12tdf. After some five years on the market, the F12 received its mid-cycle facelift ahead of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It goes by the name 812 Superfast and comes with many improvements.

Just like the transition from the FF to the GTC4Lusso, the F12berlinetta gained a significant update and a name change. Ferrari didn’t care to explain the meaning behind the new name, but it’s safe to assume that the "812" comes from the engine’s output in PS plus the number of cylinders, while Superfast is just... well... an attempt to be cool in the 21st century. This isn’t the first time a Ferrari appears to have been named by the company’s social media department, as the LaFerrari is just as flamboyant. But it’s worth mentioning that the 812 isn’t the first Superfast in the company’s lineup. The name dates back to 1964, when Ferrari offered the 500 Superfast as the top-of-the-line version of the America model.

Moving over to more important things, Ferrari gave the F12berlinetta a thorough restyling. The grand tourer sports numerous modifications front and rear, while the interior has updated tech, a few nips and tucks, and new seats. More importantly, the 6.3-liter V-12 was redesigned into a new mill that makes the 812 Superfast the quickest and most powerful production Ferrari ever built.

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Ferrari's Last All-Natural V-12-Powered Supercar Will Take Its Bow In Geneva

Ferrari’s Last All-Natural V-12-Powered Supercar Will Take Its Bow In Geneva

All subsequent V-12-powered models will be electronically assisted

By now, we’ve already established that Ferrari will be bringing the F12 M with it to the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The successor to the Ferrari F12Berlinetta will have around 750 horsepower on tap, slightly more than the car it’s replacing and just a shade below the 769 ponies that the limited-run Ferrari F12tdf has at its disposal. But there’s also one unique element about the F12 M that could help turn the car into a legitimate Ferrari collectible car down the road. For the very last time, Ferrari will be using an unassisted, naturally aspirated V-12 engine on one of its production cars, and it will be fitted into the Ferrari F12 M.

It may not sound like a big deal today, but it most definitely when you take into account the fact that Ferrari will be using electrical assistance on all subsequent V-12 engines moving forward. The 750-horsepower output is also significant in the sense that the F12 M becomes the most powerful naturally aspirated series-production supercar that Maranello has built. Combine those two elements together, and you have the perfect recipe of a car that’s going to be insanely sought-after in the coming years.

Beyond the historical performance significance of the F12 M, the supercar is also expected to receive a few styling updates relative to the F12Berlinetta, the car it’s replacing. Early hints from spy shots suggest that the new supercar will come with a new grille, new intakes, and redesigned headlights and taillights. Likewise, the interior is also expected to get modifications of its own, although the extent of the changes is still largely unknown other than it receiving a dual-screen infotainment set-up that we first saw on the Ferrari GT4C Lusso. Other than that, it’s anyone’s guess the direction Ferrari took in designing the interior of the car since there have been no clear spy shots of that section.

Naturally, the F12 M’s historic potential as the last ever Ferrari to feature an unassisted, naturally aspirated V-12 engine means that the car isn’t going to come cheap. No official figures have been released, but estimates see it as being dramatically more expensive than the $325,000 price tag of the F12Berlinetta. Using that number as a baseline and taking into account the $500,000 price of the limited run F12 tdf, it’s reasonable to assume the F12 M approach the latter’s price more than the car it’s replacing.

All in all, Ferrari is reportedly scheduling the F12 M to have a similar five-year run as the F12Berlinetta with at least one limited edition model (a successor to the F12 tdf, perhaps?) arriving as part of that timetable.

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2017 Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione

2017 Ferrari SP 275 RW Competizione

One-off model based on F12berlinetta pays tribute to the iconic Ferrari 275 GTB

Although Ferrari is now mostly famous for its mid-engined sports cars, Maranello built front-engined vehicles only until 1966, when the Lamborghini Miura and its mid-ship layout changed the supercar industry. But, even though it shifted to mid-engine designs, Ferrari continued to build front-engine cars and the current lineup includes three such examples as of 2017: the F12berlinetta, GTC4Lusso, and the California. A spiritual successor to the iconic 250 series (built between 1953 and 1964), the F12berlinetta has already spawned the F12tdf, a limited-edition tribute to the legendary Tour de France, an automobile race that Maranello dominated from 1956 through 1964. Come 2017 and Ferrari launched the SP 275 RW Competizione, a radically redesigned F12 that pays homage to the 275 GTB.

Built as a one-off and designed by Ferrari’s Styling Center with help from Pininfarina, the SP 275 RW Competizione brings together the modern stance of the F12berlinetta and the iconic styling cues of the 275 GTB. Introduced in 1964, the 275 GTB replaced the famous 250 GTO on both the road and the race track. Produced until 1968 in 970 units, the 275 series run also included the race-spec 275 GTB/C, the 275 GTS convertible, and the four-cam 275 GTB/4 and GTB/4 NART. All versions were powered by the iconic 3.3-liter V-12 "Colombo" engine which, in some models, produced in excess of 300 horsepower.

Although not as famous and valuable as the rarer 250 GTO nowadays, the 275 GTB is among the most recognizable and sought-after Ferraris. All told, it’s not surprising that Maranello went as far as to redesign the F12berlinetta in order to include the styling cues that made the 275 GTB a legendary grand tourer.

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2016 Bengala F12 Caballería

2016 Bengala F12 Caballería

A menacing interpretation of Ferrari’s high-end supercar

This is a Ferrari F12berlinetta, or it used to be. Now it’s called the Bengalla F12 Caballería, and you can thank Spanish boutique shop Bengala Automotive for that. One look at it and you start to wonder if Ferrari opted for a more subtle design for the F12berlinetta. Either that or Bengalla just had its way with the supercar, giving it a GT3-inspired body with panels made completely out of carbon fiber.

In any case, the Caballería looks downright menacing, which I suppose is Bengala’s objective in the first place. After all, this is the same company that worked on a similar project for the Rolls-Royce Ghost with the help of Italian colleague Vitesse Audessus. That piece of work was an equally aggressive project that completely flipped the look of the the Rollers sedan, for better or worse. So in keeping with the precedent it set with the Ghost, Bengala gifted the F12berlinetta with new body panels that were inspired by Ferrari’s own GT3 racers. The result is nothing short of dramatic, although like the Ghost, beauty may still be in the eye of the beholder.

There are no interior or power upgrades to speak of, which kind of dampens the proceedings considering how aggressive the car looks. But all’s not lost because the weight savings Bengala achieved by installing those carbon fiber body panels should account for some noticeable improvements in the supercar’s performance times.

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Ferrari Launches 70 New Liveries To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Ferrari Launches 70 New Liveries To Celebrate 70th Anniversary

Pays tribute to its most iconic road and race cars

Although Enzo Ferrari founded the company in 1939 as Auto Avio Construzioni, Ferrari wasn’t recognized as a full-fledged automaker until 1947. Maranello is getting ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary next year and the celebration began at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, where the Italian brand announced the introduction of 70 special liveries that pay tribute to iconic Ferraris from the past.

Five models were selected for the livery feast: the F12beriletta, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, GTC4Lusso, and California T. Each sports car is available with any of the 70 liveries, but there’s a catch. Ferrari will only build one of each model in that livery, meaning there’s won’t be two identical cars with the same paint scheme. For instance, once someone orders a F12berlinetta in livery, that same livery won’t be offered on the same car again. However, it will be available on any of the remaining models (as long as they haven’t been ordered already, that is!).

As a result, Ferrari will build only 350 cars with the special, 70th anniversary liveries.

At the Paris Motor Show, Ferrari showed off four of its new liveries. There was an F12berlinetta inspired by Stirling Moss’ 250 GT SWB race car, a brown California T painted like Steve McQueen’s 250 Lusso, a 488 GTB that pays tribute to Michael Schumacher’s 2003 Formula One racer, and a Ferrari 488 Spider inspired by the 365 P2 that won the Nine Hours of Kyalami in 1965. The latter features the race car’s atypical metallic green paint.

The remaining 66 liveries also include several iconic paint schemes from the company’s past. There’s a red, No. 56 livery paying tribute to the first Ferrari race car from 1947, a red paint with yellow and blue accents on the nose based on Juan Manuel Fangio’s F1 car, as well as liveries inspired by the many Ferraris raced at Le Mans in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Ferrari offers Can-Am- and Sunoco-inspired liveries, as well as paint schemes based on car built for celebrities back in the day.

Each livery comes with its very own name, and some of them are quite interesting. Customers can order "The Heartthrob," "The Patriarch," "Gran Turismo Perfection," "The Lucybelle", "California Dreaming," "The Lauda," "The Wedding Gift," or "The Pro."

There’s no word on pricing, but expect these models to be significantly more expensive than their standard counterparts since they will be unique. Also expect them to sell out quickly, as Ferrari has already received inquiries about matching sets of five cars in one livery.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta Successor To Continue Using V-12 Engine

Ferrari F12berlinetta Successor To Continue Using V-12 Engine

Prancing Horse isn’t caving in to engine downsizing pressures just yet

Ferrari’s acceptance of smaller, turbocharged engines became a reality with the introduction of the California T and 488 GTB sports cars. But the company, it appears, isn’t ready to say goodbye to its naturally-aspirated V-12 engines as a new report from German magazine Autobild claims that the successor to the F12berlinetta will continue to use 12 cylinders.

The yet-to-be-named model is due to arrive sometime in 2019 with an upgraded version of the 6.3-liter V-12 engine that’s currently being used by the F12. So don’t expect any turbochargers with the F12’s successor because you won’t see any. That said, previous reports have indicated that the V-12 engine may not be the only power source that will be provided for the new model. So while the old school V-12 is still being used, a modern form of assistance is likely needed to get the car’s power output to a place where Ferrari wants it to be. That “assistance” could come in the form of a hybrid system made up of an upgraded version of the V-12 and a few electric motors.

It’s not that much of a stretch to consider given how little wiggle room the company has in giving the new model more power than the 770-horsepower F12tdf but less than the 963-horsepower LaFerrari hypercar. An output somewhere in the neighborhood of 800 horsepower is the presumed objective for the new model, and given how much Ferrari has already squeezed out of the V-12 to get to the output of the F12tdf, it could bring in a those electric motors into the fold to help get to that “next level” output it wants for the F12’s successor.

Not surprisingly, Ferrari has yet to comment on these reports and don’t expect any confirmations anytime soon. The Prancing Horse has been traditionally tight-lipped when it comes to future models, especially those in the upper echelons of its lineup.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta Takes On 700-Horsepower BMW M4: Video

Ferrari F12berlinetta Takes On 700-Horsepower BMW M4: Video

It’s closer to an even race with the M4 packing a Stage 3 performance upgrade

On the surface, a race between a BMW M4 and a Ferrari F12berlinetta isn’t a fair fight. Make no mistake, the M4 is fast, but It just can’t compete with the F12berlinetta. But, what happens when you have an M4 that packs a KK-Performance Stage 3 tuning kit? Well, that makes for a far more interesting race.

Let’s look at the tale of the tape. In one corner, you have the 3,758-pound F12berlinetta, which is powered by a 6.2-liter V-10 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. It’s powerful enough to sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 211 mph. In the other corner, there is the 3,553-pound, KK-Performance-tuned, BMW M4. It still rocks the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine, but thanks to KK-Performance’s Stage 3 kit, power has been spiked up to 700 horsepower — close to 300 ponies of extra power compared to its standard 425-horsepower output.

Take all those numbers into consideration and you have a much more even fight than the slaughter that would’ve happened if the F12berlinetta raced a standard M4. So what happens when you line these two monsters next to each other and ask them to race to a quarter-mile? I don’t want to spoil the intrigue and I’m not even going to offer any hints or clues. I’ll just tell you to watch the video and enjoy the show.

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2015 Ferrari F60America

2015 Ferrari F60America

Ferrari has been selling delicate, aggressive and beautiful cars with the Prancing Horse emblazoned across the hood for 60 years here in the United States. From legendary machines like the 250 GTO, to modern marvels like the Ferrari FF, the Italian company has been showing the world what a supercar should be. Now to celebrate this milestone of six decades, Ferrari has created an ultra-limited model exclusively for its American customers. Dubbed the Ferrari F60America, this special edition machine comes with a V-12 engine, no roof and a price tag of $2.5-million.

The car is based on the most powerful GT car that Ferrari currently sells, the F12 Berlinetta. The 6.3-liter carries on unchanged, but visually the car has received a very thorough overhaul. Every piece of this car’s design has been created to pay homage to the previous 60 years of Ferrari heritage. Only ten of these cars are being produced, a nod to the 10 GTS4 NART Spiders that Ferrari imported for US customers on the request of Luigi Chinetti. Luigi Chinetti was the founder of Ferrari’s North American Racing Team, and the white stripe across the exterior of the car pays tribute to the team’s preferred livery.

This is easily one of the most limited and sought after Ferrari models in decades. As such, all 10 models were already sold before the car was even announced.

Updated 01/25/2016: The first out of ten F60 American units was delivered during this weekend during the 25th annual Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.

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Could This Be The Future Ferrari F12 Speciale?

Could This Be The Future Ferrari F12 Speciale?

A new image has surfaced of what’s believed to be a harder, faster version of the 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, tentatively called F12 ‘GTO’ or F12 ‘Speciale.’ The un-camouflaged yellow car is also a dead ringer for the one that appeared in leaked screenshots in June, purportedly from a yet-to-be-released online configurator for prospective customers.

The spy pic comes courtesy of Cavallino Rampante and provides a clear, unobscured, rear three-quarters view. As also seen in the configurator image, it has a black strip running between the two circular taillights, a sizable rear diffuser and carbon fiber exhaust clusters that look like they could also have some kind of aerodynamic function.

Moving around to the sides, we see three shark-gill air outlets over the rear wheels, which are inspired by those of the Series I 1962-1964 Ferrari 250 GTO. The doors appear unchanged from the F12, but there are new carbon side skirts and a carbon-fiber accent that cascade over the front quarter panel, aft of the rear wheel. The 10-spoke wheels are completely new too.

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Here's The New Ferrari F12 GTO

Here’s The New Ferrari F12 GTO

We brought you news earlier this month about a lighter, more powerful Ferrari F12, and now we have what appear to be two newly leaked photos from a yet-to-be-released online configurator for prospective customers. Speculatively called F12 ‘GTO,’ the revised super GT will have over 780 horsepower, and, at 3,120 pounds will weigh an entire 220 pounds less than the standard 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.

If you were expecting an angrier F12B styling-wise, then these images, courtesy of Autogespot won’t disappoint. It shares the same hard points as the car on which it’s based, but the ‘GTO’ is a riot of air intakes, fins and winglets, and there are even a few nods to iconic Ferraris of the past, specifically the Series I 1962-1964 Ferrari 250 GTO.

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Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Vs. Ferrari 599 GTO: Video

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Vs. Ferrari 599 GTO: Video

The trouble with being a car company that builds massively technologically advanced no-expense-spared machines is that you can only say that in press releases so many times before people start tuning it out, assuming that it’s just part of your marketing to makes those claims. So sometimes the best way to prove that a company really is making big technological strides is to pit a current car against the fastest version of its predecessor in a drag race. And that is exactly what you’ll see in this video, a 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta up against a 2011 Ferrari 599 GTO.

Just looking at numbers will tell you that the 730-horsepower F12 is more powerful than the 661-horsepower 599 GTO, but power numbers don’t tell the whole story, and it’s really beneficial to see a practical demonstration. And it is all the more important because the cars are using different versions of the same engine, Ferrari’s Tipo F140, and this shows evolving engine technology. The video was shot at an Unlim 500+ event, so the intro you’ll get from the announcer is in Russian, but all of the pertinent information will be shown in English at the end.
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Updated Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Will Deliver 780 HP And Be 220 LBS Lighter

Updated Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Will Deliver 780 HP And Be 220 LBS Lighter

The 2013 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a car that defies categorization. It convincingly plays the role of continent-crushing grand tourer, but a few turns of the Manettino later, it transforms into hair-on-fire-fast supercar that’s so, so much faster and more capable than any other front-engine GT car in the world. Now, according to German site Autogespot, the engineers at Maranello are working on an even faster F12.

Tentatively called the F12 ‘GTO’ — though it’s highly doubtful the final car will use that name — it will use a 780-horsepower V-12, which is likely to be a new version of the 6.3-liter engine from the F12 and 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari. The extra 40 horsepower over the regular F12 should drop its 0-60 time to below three seconds and increase top speed to nearly 220 mph.

But it’s not all V-12-powered fire and brimstone. Thanks to a full carbon-fiber roof and other weight-saving measures, the faster F12 will have a dry weight of just 3,120 pounds, which is an incredible 220 pounds lighter than the standard car. Handling will be further improved with a new rear-wheel steering system — a first for Ferrari. Like the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 (and 1987 Honda Prelude), the system will turn the rear wheels opposite the direction of the fronts to enhance low-speed agility and in the same direction at high speeds to improve stability.

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2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta Tour de France Edition

2015 Ferrari F12berlinetta Tour de France Edition

Introduced in 2012, the Ferrari F12 berlinetta has yet to receive an update as of 2015. However, the company’s newest grand tourer spawned a host of special-edition and one-off supercars crafted by its Special Projects division. Notable iterations include the F12 TRS, the SP America, and the F60 America, with the latter built to celebrate 60 years of Ferrari in North America. Also used to celebrate Ferrari’s first Tailor Made Center in Asia Pacific as the Polo Edition, the F12berlinetta returns into the spotlight as a modern-day tribute to the iconic 250 GTO.

Dubbed Tour de France Edition, the bespoke grand tourer pays homage to the Ecurie Francorchamps GTO that won the Tour de France race in 1964 with Belgian driver Lucien Bianchi behind the wheel. With Ferrari having won 13 races between 1951 and 1982, the Tour de France is now regarded as one of the most important racing events in the automaker’s history. That said, it’s no surprise Ferrari used a Tour de France winner as inspiration for a bespoke F12berlinetta. Keep reading to find out more about the latest special-edition supercar to come from Ferrari’s Tailor Made division.

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Ferrari F12 TRS Revs Its Engine: Video

Ferrari F12 TRS Revs Its Engine: Video

I recently read that the world’s first trillionaire is quite close to becoming a real thing. Just so you’re aware, a trillion dollars is a $, then a one, followed by 12 zeroes. It’s so much money you could fund Red Bull’s entire annual Formula 1 effort nearly three times over. For a thousand years.

The rich are getting richer, as they say, and some of the results include truly spectacular supercars. Case in point, the $4.5 million Ferrari F12 TRS. This car is a specialized custom build on the venerable F12berlinetta platform, and it looks downright diabolical.

One is spotted here at the 2015 International Festival Automobile in Paris, and only two are known to exist. This particular example delighted the crowd with a startup of its astonishing V-12 engine and a few blips of the throttle. Even at idle, this thing sounds beastly. It revs hard and fast, exhibiting every ounce of racing pedigree instilled by the craftsmen in Maranello.

After some brief adoration of the noise from those quad exhaust tips, this video gives us an extensive walk around, getting up close and personal with the reworked body panels. Befittingly, the soundtrack is Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” which is appropriate because, when you get down to it, this machine is a fantasy. It’s incredibly rare, gorgeous to look at, fast as stink, and outrageously expensive. Hit play and feast your eyes.

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Chris Harris Picks Car of the Year 2014: Video

Chris Harris Picks Car of the Year 2014: Video

There are worse ways to make a living than gallivanting around the world driving some of the greatest cars mankind has ever produced, so it’s fair to say that Chris Harris has a job we all want. He calls his latest video “Car of the Year 2014,” but contrary to what the name suggests it’s not so much a contest, but rather a 42-minute celebration of Harris’ favorite cars of the last two years or so.

The setting is the beautiful Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão, Portugal and the players are the Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche GT3, Ferrari 458 Speciale, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Renault Megane 275 Trophy-R, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and BMW M3. There are no winners or losers, just Harris and a few of his friends who have helped him out along the way, torching Pirellis and leaving long black marks all over the Portuguese tarmac.

Side activities include an impromptu go-kart race, with Harris and his longtime cameraman Neil Carry switching roles and failing miserably, and an unlikely drag race between the Porsche 918, Ferrari F12 and Renault Megane Trophy-R. No prizes for correctly predicting the finishing order for that one.

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Audi R8 Plus Vs. Ferrari F12 Vs. Porsche 918 on Italy's Mountain Passes: Video

Audi R8 Plus Vs. Ferrari F12 Vs. Porsche 918 on Italy’s Mountain Passes: Video

The real world: it’s where the rubber hits the road, so to speak. It’s the place where all that bench racing and all those Internet arguments finally become completely obsolete. It’s the place where actual physics and talent combine for one definitive outcome. Don’t get me wrong, facts and figures are great; they help paint a baseline for expectations. But ultimately, they are merely the tools of those looking for an approximation. They are not authentic experience. The only way to get something like that is to take it out and drive it.

Thankfully for all us web jockeys out there, YouTube auto-star Shmee is doing the dirty work of driving some of the best cars ever made on some of the most epic roads on the planet. What a trooper. Like some kind of petrol bloodhound, Shmee seeks out the supercar story and records it for our enjoyment and envy. This time, he’s in the Italian switchbacks with about $1.3 million of car, give or take a few hundred thousand dollar bills.

These are definitely not pro drivers on a track, and although the limits of these amazing vehicles are several tenths down the line, it’s easy to appreciate the thrill this drive must have been.

So what happens after you drive your incredibly expensive exotic deep into the back roads of a foreign country? Well, that should be obvious- you get incredibly lost. Watch the second video (after the jump) for some cheek clenching as this trio squeezes past vineyards and tractors in a bid to make it back to civilization. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta's Brake Discs Glow Bright Orange: Video

Ferrari F12berlinetta’s Brake Discs Glow Bright Orange: Video

The 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari has understandably gotten a lot of the headlines over at Maranello. But just in case you’ve forgotten that the Prancing Horse has more than just one model in its lineup, this video captured by YouTube user Marchettino will remind you of the equally scintillating Ferrari F12berlinetta. Granted, the F12berlinetta is nowhere near in the same league as the LaFerrari, but it still has 704 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque at its disposal. That’s not something you can just sneeze at, and as this video will show you that the F12berlinetta is more than capable of using every ounce of its power. In fact, it uses it so well that the supercar’s carbon-ceramic brakes were red hot... literally.

Marchettino captured the incredible sight during the Ferrari F12berlinetta’s afternoon at the Italian automaker’s private test track in Fiorano. The video starts of like any other spy video. The car goes through the paces around the track; that’s when you notice the supercar’s front wheels glowing bright orange every time the car brakes before entering a corner. Once the car accelerates, the glow subsides before it illuminates again at the next braking point.

We know that glowing brake discs should be avoided as much as possible, but we can’t help but lock our eyes on the F12berlinetta’s wheels every time it puts on the brakes. Seeing the car actually doing it while running roughshod over the Fiorano race track makes this video that much sweeter.

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Hublot Big Bang Ferrari USA 60th Anniversary

Hublot Big Bang Ferrari USA 60th Anniversary

If at some point you decide that you’re in need of a watch upgrade, you might want to check out this latest special-edition timepiece from Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot. Actually, describing it as a special edition might not even do it any sort of justice. This Hublot watche is actually called the Big Bang Ferrari and it’s limited to just 60 pieces in commemoration of Ferrari’s 60th anniversary in North America.

The watch itself is a shining example as to why Hublot is considered one of the best watchmakers in the world. Ferrari seems to trust it because the two companies have collaborated on more than just watches. Hublot’s actually the official timekeeper of the Italian supercar manufacturer and its Formula One team.

So when it came time for Ferrari to celebrate its 60th anniversary in North America, it was only right that the automaker commemorated the milestone with a limited edition Hublot time piece that will probably cost as much as a fully functioning, high-end sports car. I’m not kidding, ladies and gentlemen. Remember, Hublot released the Big Bang Ferrari watches in 2013, and those bad-boys cost $43,600 a piece. Can you imagine how much these 60 limited-edition versions are going to cost?

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Video: Ferrari F60 America Revealed At Beverly Hills City Hall

Video: Ferrari F60 America Revealed At Beverly Hills City Hall

You don’t have to be a Ferrari fanboy to know that Maranello builds some of the most exciting sports cars you can buy nowadays. The Italians have been doing that for more than half a century and although the company’s approach changed lately, Ferrari remains the strongest automobile brand. Although I’m not particularly impressed by Marranello’s current design language, I must admit the F12berlinetta reminds me of Ferrari’s classic GTs. That’s a good thing in my book and just when I thought it doesn’t get better than this, Ferrari made a move that left me standing in awe for several minutes: it unveiled the F60America.

For those of you who missed our review, the F60America is a limited-edition, custom, drop-top version of the F12berlinetta. The roadster was built to celebrate 60 years since Ferrari crossed the pond to the U.S., and, more importantly, it’s downright gorgeous. The revised bumper, the new front fender crease and the missing roof make the F60America an instant classic. Remember the 1961 250 GT California? Yeah, that classic! I was a bit pessimistic when Ferrari announced a 60th Anniversary model for the U.S., and boy was I wrong. My apologies to the Italians, they did a great job.

But enough with the drooling, at least on my part. I just dropped by to show the first video footage of the F60America. Ferrari didn’t bother releasing too many photos of its blue-painted wonder, and Shmee’s video comes just in time to quench our thirst for sexy body lines and sheer perfection. Check it out above, it provides some great angles and a couple of details that aren’t visible in the preliminary photos.

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2014 Ferrari "La Famiglia" Collection by Wheelsandmore

2014 Ferrari "La Famiglia" Collection by Wheelsandmore

It’s been a while since we last heard from Wheelsandmore. Actually, it’s been too long. But the German tuner knows how to make a comeback. Each and every time Wheelsandmore builds a program, you can count on it being comprehensive. The only thing different about this program is that it’s not limited to just one unit, but three; three Ferraris, to be exact.

The Ferrari F12berlinetta, the Ferrari FF, and the Ferrari California are all part of the tuner’s new "La Famiglia" program and all received the same tender, love, and care from Wheelsandmore, the kind that we’ve all come to know from the German company. Each Ferrari received a new set of wheels, obviously, and modest performance gains.

A handful of cosmetic upgrades were also given to the three Ferraris, although you’d be hard-pressed to notice them outside of the traditional Wheelsandmore decal that runs along the length of each Ferrari.

Take a good, long look at these new Ferrari programs from Wheelsandmore. All three share the undeniable character and flair of the German aftermarket company, right down to the gnarly set of wheels and those subtle performance improvements.

Welcome back, Wheelsandmore. We missed you.

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Ferrari's Future Special Edition to Cost More Than $3 Million and is Already Sold Out

Ferrari’s Future Special Edition to Cost More Than $3 Million and is Already Sold Out

Ferrari Chairman Luca di Montezemolo is stepping down from his post on October 13th, but before he hands over his Ferrari access cards, the man is going out in a blaze of glory by unveiling a limited-edition Ferrari that will be exclusively sold in the U.S.

There will only be 10 examples of this special Ferrari so yeah, it’s limited alright. But more importantly, it’s also ridiculously expensive. How expensive, you ask? Try $3.2 million, which is the roughly the equivalent of buying a Ferrari LaFerrari and having enough change to score Bugatti Veyron.

Auto News is reporting that the yet-to-be-identified model will be inspired by America, including a predominantly blue paint finish with matching white stripes. Those are the same colors the North American Racing Team that drove Ferraris back in the 60’s used. The same report also indicated that the F12 Berlinetta will likely be the basis of this unique model, sort of like the F12 SP America with a dramatically different body and interior.

I’m not sure what to expect out of this model other than what’s already been disclosed. It’s going to be rare. It’s going to be expensive. And oh, by the way, all 10 units are already sold. Yup. They’re all sold out.

We expect the new Ferrari to make its debut in Los Angeles on October 12th, 2014 during a gala dinner to celebrate the Italian automaker’s 60th anniversary in America. It’s also the day before di Montezemolo steps down so quite literally, this launch will be his swan song with the Prancing Horse. Hard to imagine how you can top that one, Mr. Sergio Marchionne.

Note: Ferrari F12berlinetta pictured here.

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5 Best Sport Coupes for 2014

5 Best Sport Coupes for 2014

In the wild-and-crazy world of the automotive enthusiast, there are all shapes, sizes and manners of ways to have fun. You can climb up a mountain at 3 mph in a modified Jeep, you can blast across the dessert at insane speeds in a Baja truck, or you can fling a small roadster like the Miata at your local autocross. Despite all of this, there is still one true “enthusiast” machine that stands above all; the sports coupe.

Two doors of sexy, fast, and exciting have long defined the term sports car. There have been many great coupes over the decades, but it seems to me that now is about the best time in our history to be a lover of the coupe.

To celebrate this pinnacle of fun and performance I have gathered together a quick list of what I think are five of the best sports coupes that exist today. As always, make sure you hit those comments when you get done reading. Let me know what I got right, what I got wrong, and what I was missing. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Video: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Unofficially Laps Nurburgring in 7:08

Video: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Unofficially Laps Nurburgring in 7:08

Although it was launched about two years ago, the outrageously powerful Ferrari F12berlinetta has never posted an official Nurburgring lap time. That might come to an end soon, according to TouriClips, which just released a video showing what appears to be an F12berlinetta lapping the ’Ring with some measuring equipment on board.

The source claims the Italians showed up for testing at the German course and had the "Green Hell" to themselves for about half an hour, just enough to post a quick lap. TouriClips claims to have timed the F12berlinetta at 7:48 minutes, which, due to his positioning on the track, includes about 40 seconds of cool down time the Ferrari took between the T13 and Hatzenbach sections of the Nordschleife.

Simple mathematics suggest the F12berlinetta completed a full lap of the ’Ring in only 7:08 minutes, which would put it on par with the Nissan GT-R Nismo. As impressive as it may sound, TouriClips’ timing leaves room for a lot of error and we suggest you take the said benchmark with a grain of salt. Should Ferrari post on an official lap for the F12berlinetta, we’ll be right back to report it.

Meanwhile, the Enzo remains the fastest Ferrari-badged production car to lap the "Green Hell". The supercar achieved its benchmark in 2008, when Marc Basseng completed a lap in 7:25.7. As far as non-road-legal Ferraris are concerned, the 599XX needed only 6:58.16 minutes to lap the ’Ring in 2010.

Although the F12berlinetta’s presence on the Nordschleife is still a mystery, the video is definitely worth a watch. Be sure to pump up the volume, there’s a 6.3-liter V-12 waiting to pierce your eardrums.

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One-Off Ferrari F12 SP America Spotted in New York

One-Off Ferrari F12 SP America Spotted in New York

Supercar sightings are nothing new in today’s social media-heavy world. But seeing ridiculous one-off models is an added treat because of their exclusivity. That’s exactly the case with the Ferrari F12 SP America, a one-off, F12berlinetta-based car that was recently spotted at Wide World Ferrari Maserati — a New York Ferrari and Maserati dealership.

Details about the car are still limited other than the fact that it’s based on the F12berlinetta. What we do know is that it’s awesome. It also comes with distinctive styling upgrades, particularly on the exterior where we see a modified front section with a new hood that features nostrils to send more air to the engine. A reconfigured front bumper and splitter, and a new headlight setup help change the appearance up front.

The F12 SP America is arguably the most enigmatic of the recent one-off Ferraris the Italian automaker has released, so consider yourself lucky if you saw the F12 SP America in the flesh. Chances are that not many had the same privilege.

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2014 Ferrari F12 TRS

2014 Ferrari F12 TRS

The Special Projects division of Ferrari is an exclusive arm of the company that is capable of creating unique, one-off cars for prospective buyers who find the traditional models of the Prancing Horse to be a bit too plebeian. The SP team has created cars such as James Glickenhaus’s P4/5 Competizione. This exclusive customization division has been very busy lately. We are still trying to chase details on models like the SP FFX and the SP America, yet here Ferrari is with another new beauty, the F12 TRS. As you can maybe guess by the name, this latest unique machine is based on the new F12berlinetta.

This one-off exclusive was just unveiled last weekend in Sicily during the Ferrari Cavalcade. The F12 TRS was one of 90 cars that were included in this year’s event.

Updated 06/22/2014: The one-off Ferrari F12 TRS made its debut during the third edition of the Ferrari Cavalcade, which took place the weekend of June 22nd on Sicilian soil. The model was inspired by the 1957 250 Testa Rossa and was developed by Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team.

Updated 06/30/2014: Ferrari unveiled a new set of images showing the new F12 TRS in action at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed. Enjoy!

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2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta Polo Edition

2014 Ferrari F12berlinetta Polo Edition

Introduced to the public at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and launched for the 2013 model year, the Ferrari F12berlinetta quickly became one of the most desirable grand tourers on the market. The F12 came to replace Ferrari’s previous 2-seat berlinetta, the 599. Built around an aluminum space frame chassis, the F12 brought numerous improvements to the 599. as it was 20 percent more rigid and 150 pounds lighter, and the new chassis also allowed Ferrari to lower the car’s center of gravity by one inch. For 2014, the F12berlinetta has spawned a special edition coming all the way from China. Dubbed Polo Edition, this unique F12berlinetta was crafted by Ferrari’s first Tailor-Made Center in Asia Pacific and reaches into the spotlight to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse.

This new model was inspired by the game of polo (not the fancy golf shirts), a horseback team sport played in Asia for more than 2,000 years. The one-off F12 also pays tribute to the company’s passion for speed and racing. A prancing horse that celebrates horse racing, if you will.

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2015 Ferrari SP America

2015 Ferrari SP America

Ferrari Special Projects (SP) first made headlines with the release of the SP1, which was based on an F430 and designed by Leonardo Fioravanti — former Pininfarina designer. The next came in 2009 with the release of the P540 Superfast Aperta, a 599 GTB Fiorano-based, Carrozzeria Fantuzzi-designed model for Edward Watson, and the projects have continued through 2014 with the SP-FFX. Following the reveal of the SP-FFX, we caught a mysterious Prancing Horse peeking out from under a car cover that looked like it was going to be yet another SP creation. More recently, the model showed itself when Carscoops.com received another photo of the mysterious Ferrari completely uncovered. Reportedly named the Ferrari SP America and based on the F12berlinetta, the one-off supercar appears to be completed and is now headed to the loving arms of its new owner.

Nobody knows who the owner of the new one-off Ferrari is, but it’s obvious that he has a fine taste in supercars. At the very least, he doesn’t seem content with just owning a regular Ferrari. It has to be a unique one-off in the vein of the SP-FFX that we first saw in early 2014.

From the looks of things, you can tell that he’s in for a treat. Large front intakes are a unique departure from the F12berlinetta that the Ferrari this one-off is reportedly based on. The one-off’s hood is also markedly different, carrying three small nostrils that will send more air to the engine. Larger wheels also show themselves on this photo and according to reports, a targa-style roof is also part of the car’s overall design.

Engine numbers weren’t disclosed, but if it is based on the F12berlinetta, expect to see the same 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that bangs out 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque, good for a 3.1-second 0-to-60-mph sprint time and a 211-mph top speed.

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Video: /DRIVE on NBC Sports - Episode 1 "Monaco Special"

Video: /DRIVE on NBC Sports - Episode 1 "Monaco Special"

/Drive made history of sorts as the first automotive channel on YouTube to be given a slot in primetime television. It’s now a part of NBC Sports, which means that it has reached a level of cache not a lot of YouTube-born shows can boast of.

So here they are, /Drive’s Chris Harris, Mike Spinelli, and Matt Farah, all enjoying the spoils of having their own TV show in America. It’s not quite like Top Gear yet, but it is pretty cool seeing the boys from Drive in a platform that doesn’t require Internet connection.

The debut episode of "/Drive on NBC Sports" was pretty cool. It coincided with the Monaco Grand Prix so naturally, it had a certain Monaco theme to it.

Harris, Farah, and Spinelli embarked on the kind of epic joyride people only get to experience when they’re given supercars to drive. In this case, Harris received the Ferrari F12Berlinetta, while Farah got the Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series. For his part, Spinelli was given a McLaren 650S, which is just about as awesome as the F12Berlinetta and the SLS AMG Black Series.

The objective was pretty straightforward. All three had to embark from the home factories of the supercars they were driving and travel 1,500 miles to Monaco. The debut episode had a hint of Top Gear-like elements to it, but it was also nice to see that the people behind the production of /Drive decided to give its own identity. We’re not going to spoil what happens in the episode because there’s 22 minutes worth of show to digest. Spare some free time for this because it’s a change of pace from the typical automotive TV show.

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Video: Drive Channel Will Air on NBC Sports

Video: Drive Channel Will Air on NBC Sports

NBC Sports just got more exciting as the network announces it’s adding the automotive YouTube sensation Drive to its Saturday morning lineup. That’s right, our friends Matt Farah, Chris Harris, and Mike Spinelli are taking their Internet show to the big time.

Drive on NBC Sports is scheduled for a 10-episide run with the pilot episode airing May 24th at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. The first show will be all about the 2014 Monaco Grand Prix F1 race and features the gang driving a McLaren 650S, a Ferrari F12, and a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG through the streets of Monaco.

Episodes of Drive will still air on YouTube, though likely without the large budget granted by NBC. We’re looking forward to another great auto-based show coming on TV and we hope NBC extends the 10-episode contract to a more continual basis. If the trio host a show that as good as their YouTube routines, it’s hard to imagine the TV show not being a hit.

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What Model is Ferrari Hiding Under This Sheet?

What Model is Ferrari Hiding Under This Sheet?

Well, it seems that Ferrari is trying to keep secrets. The guys over at Carscoops.com have managed to obtain a photo of a previously unknown Fezza hiding under a sheet. The front end similar features the headlamps of the F12berlinetta, but the bumper, hood and overall design are unique.

Carscoops claims that they have been told this is the latest project from Ferrari SP America, and it is a new “targa version” of the F12. SP America is the special projects division that is in charge of creating unique and one-off creations for well-heeled customers. Judging by the massive front intakes and what looks like even larger brakes, I think this machine will be packing much more than a fancy roof. It is hard to tell from this photo, but it also appears that this new F12 variant will be losing the cars distinctive buttresses in the front fenders as well.

As always with this kind of thing, everything here should be taken with a grain of salt, but if I were a betting man, I would expect this to be a one-off F12 with a power boost from 730 ponies to at least 750 horsepower. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an extra dose of carbon fiber to help cut weight as well.

We shouldn’t have too long to wait for details, as the car should be unveiled very soon.

Keep it locked here for all the news as it breaks on this newest Prancing Horse.

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Ferrari F12berlinetta Named Robb Report 2014 Car Of The Year

Ferrari F12berlinetta Named Robb Report 2014 Car Of The Year

If you are one of the rarified individuals that spends your time deciding which six-figure watch to wear to work today, you are likely a huge fan of the Robb Report; the magazine dedicated to only the most luxurious and interesting spectacles of consumerism, culture and travel in the world. Now in its 21st year, the Robb Report Car of the Year award has become quite the top prize for high-end automakers like Aston Martin, Bentley and Lamborghini. The winner this year, chosen by the largest percentage of voters ever, was the incredible Ferrari F12berlinetta.

The Robb Report Club, a collection of readers and top executives made up the 100-member-strong judging panel to choose between a collection of machines that included the likes of the Aventador Roadster, M6 Gran Coupe, SRT Viper and much more. Hands down though, the judging team agreed that Ferrari’s monstrous V-12 power, exquisite road-handling abilities and high level of design and craftsmanship held it aloft the competition.

For a full run down of the whole competition, as well as the voting totals, you can pick up this month’s issue of the Robb Report in stores now, or you can download the special interactive digital version. Here is the full collection of contenders, excluding the Ferrari, listed in finishing order.

Audi R8 V10 Plus
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
BMW M6 Gran Coupe
Bentley Flying Spur
Porsche Cayman S
Porsche Panamera Turbo
Jaguar F-Type V8 S
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Coupe
Mercedes-Benz S550
Maserati Quattroporte GTS
Land Rover Range Rover Autobiography
SRT Viper GTS.

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Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Sounds Amazing

Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Sounds Amazing

What’s the best way to start a new year? There are limitless answers to this question of course, but YouTube user Marchettino had the best experience yet in our opinion, as he got to drive his friend’s Ferrari F12berlinetta through the hills of the French Coast! He also said that in the past he had the chance to have the same experience behind the wheel of a Ferrari Enzo!

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a sports exhaust system with a dual end pipes that create a the magical note you can hear in this video.

It’s not only the exhaust note that makes this video so cool, but also those winding roads and the incredible scenery that the F12 flies through. We’re sure you’re gonna love this one.

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Video: Novitec Ferrari F12 N-Largo Revs its Engine and Hits the Track

Video: Novitec Ferrari F12 N-Largo Revs its Engine and Hits the Track

At the beginning of 2013, Novitec Rosso unveiled its N-Largo package for the Ferrari F12berlinetta, but up to this point, we haven’t had the chance to see the car in action nor have we heard its V-12 engine roar.

Today, however, Christian Gebhardt revealed a video of the new F12 N-Largo revving its engine and of it in action on the track. The test drive was made by the folks over at VOS - Vison of Speed.

As a reminder, Ferrari F12 N-Largo by Novitec Rosso was equipped with specially calibrated mapping for the fuel injection and ignition systems, allowing the V-12 engine will deliver a total of 763 horsepower — an increase of 23 horsepower over the F12berlinetta’s standard 740 horsepower. Top speed was also increased from 211 to 214 mph.

The tuner also included an aerodynamic kit made completely from carbon fiber, an updated interior and new set of wheels.

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Video: Chris Harris Uses the Ferrari F12berlinetta to Smolder Four Sets of Tires

Video: Chris Harris Uses the Ferrari F12berlinetta to Smolder Four Sets of Tires

In the latest episode of Drive, Chris Harris had the chance to test one of the greatest supercars currently available: the new Ferrari F12berlinetta. To make the entire review even juicier, Ferrari provided Harris with four sets of tires to wear out, so he didn’t send the F12 home on cords like he did the 458 Italia.

Chris started off by explaining the interior, detailing all of the random knobs and button strewn through the F12berlinetta’s cabin.

After that, he gets behind the wheel, and all we heard from him was "astonishing", "mind blowing," "accurate" and "the fastest road car" he had ever driven. He even said that the Aventador has no chance against the F12berlinetta.

Enjoy as Chris Harris ran through all four sets of tires on one of the most gorgeous tracks that Europe has to offer.

All we can say is that, as usual, Harris had a great time behind the wheel and gave us one of the most entertaining F12berlinetta drives to date.

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2015 Ferrari F12XX - TopSpeed Rendering

2015 Ferrari F12XX - TopSpeed Rendering

The Ferrari F12berlinetta and its predecessor, the 599, are some of the baddest front-engine, V-12 supercars in the world. Poke each with a sharp stick, and they will easily hit 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds, and deliver lap times ahead of anything else with the engine out front.

But the Ferrari pricing and positioning strategy seems backwards to some outsiders. The 458 is the entry-level car, then the FF wagon, then the F12 and ultimately, the million-dollar LaFerrari.

As the flagship production car line, the F12 is absolutely one of the best cars ever made. Period. Its high-dollar clients like it so much that the previous 599XX program of special, owners-only racing events has become a major profit center for the Prancing Horse.

A bit like renting a car for about $50,000 a day for a few days a year, the Corsa Clienti and XX evolution programs have some rich history with Ferrari. Worth recalling that the 288 GTO Evoluzione both directly spawned the F40 and a whole generation of turbocharged sports cars from Japan.

So to really get buyers to open the checkbook wider than ever, the F12XX program must whet their appetite for the front-engine exotic, but also leave them wanting even more. A buyer of one car suddenly owns two red stallions. It does not take an accountant to know how lucrative this double-down selling strategy is.

Of course, spending time on Yas Marina circuit or Imola with hundreds of racing-overalls-wearing Ferrari engineers does bring a bit more street cred when wearing a red baseball hat back home in the standard F12.

So what do these double-rich buyers want from the XX program of the latest F12 supercar? Will it be a lightness and stripped-out racing program, a test-bed for new tires and manettino settings?

Or just a fun way to set the brakes on fire while keeping the wide-eyed racing stare of F1 heroes?

This exclusive TopSpeed rendering shows a speculative preview of the next Ferrari F12, which we have dubbed the F12berlinetta XX - or just F12XX for short.

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Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Hits Laguna Seca

Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Hits Laguna Seca

The folks at Motor Trend get their hands on some of the most amazing cars on the market. In the latest episode of "Ignition," Carlos Lago got the chance to review the most powerful road legal Ferrari — until the LaFerrari hits the market, of course — the 2014 F12berlinetta. This is actually the second time Ignition had the chance to test the car — first time in Italy last year — but this time "Ignition" took it to the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

As a reminder, the F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3-liter, V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque. With this amazing power under the hood, the supercar can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Check out the video to see how fast the F12berlinetta can get in the hands of the pro racing driver Randy Pobst.

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Video: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs Corvette Stingray vs Ferrari F12berlinetta

Video: Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs Corvette Stingray vs Ferrari F12berlinetta

In the last episode of "Head 2 Head," Carlos Lago and Randy Pobst from Motor Trend had the chance to test drive three of the best sports car currently available on the market, including the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S that won magazine’s "Best Driver’s Car" competition last year, and two new additions: the new Corvette Stingray and the Ferrari F12berlinetta.

Initially, the three cars were taken to Laguna Seca and had their lap times tested. The best lap time came from the F12berlinetta, as expected, with a lap time of 1:38.04. After that, all the three cars were put to the quarter-mile test, much to the delight of our senses.

The most powerful car tested was the F12berlinetta, with it 6.3-liter, 731-horsepower, V-12 engine. As no surprise, the Italian beast delivers an amazing driving experience and the two guys seemed to have all the fun in the world testing it. Who wouldn’t after all. Oh, and the engine sounds beyond awesome!

The Stingray is also a pretty good car to drive, thanks to its 6.2-liter, V-8 engine hat kicks out 460 horsepower.

Pulling up the rear in the power department is the Carrera 4S, which puts down only 400 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque from its 3.8-liter, flat-six engine.

Keep in mind, the "Best Driver’s Car" is not always the one with the most power... Enjoy the video!

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Video: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Sound Check - Novitec Exhaust vs Stock

Video: Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Sound Check - Novitec Exhaust vs Stock

YouTube user Marchettino was able to shoot yet another great video, as he managed to catch two Ferrari F12berlinettas — one stock and one equipped with a Novitec Rosso exhaust system — lapping a race track.

The sound delivered by both supercars is amazing, but the Novitec exhaust really gives the prancing horse’s V-12 engine a sweet note. Because they both sound so awesome, we’ll let you know that it is the red F12berlinetta that has the Novitec Rosso exhaust. The yellow one, on the other hand, is completely stock.

As a reminder, a stock F12berlinetta is powered by a 6.3 liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower and a peak torque of 508 pound-feet. With this amount of power the F12berlinetta will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just about 3 seconds and up to a top speed of 211 mph.

Novitec Rosso equipped the Ferrari with a new exhaust system and remapped the ECU, giving the F12berlinetta is now delivering a healthy 763 horsepower and 518 pound-feet.

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2013 Ferrari F12 Middle East Edition by DMC

2013 Ferrari F12 Middle East Edition by DMC

Today, DMC announced a special kit based on the new Ferrari F12berlinetta. Called the DMC F12 "SPIA" Middle East Edition, the new package adds a little bit more power to the car’s V-12 engine and transforms the look of the supercar with a new aerodynamic kit.

A base Ferrari F12 makes good use of a 6.3-liter V-12 engine that delivers a total of 729 horsepower, more than any street-legal Ferrari before. DMC however, managed to increase the output to a total of 755 horsepower. As a result the new F12 Spia can hit a top speed of 219 mph. In order to milk the extra ponies from the V-12 powerhouse extra power, DMC remapped the ECU and added a new titanium exhaust, which also improves the engine’s sound.

DMC also replaced the base wheels with a set of 22-inch wheels and new sport springs that offers a better handling. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli sport tires, sized 255/30 up front and 335/25 on the rear. Buyers can order the wheels in Virgin Gold, Brushed Alloy with Black (pictured), or any other finish desired by the clientele.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari F12 Middle East Edition by DMC.

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Vertu Ti Ferrari Limited Edition

Vertu Ti Ferrari Limited Edition

With an estimated price tag of $370,000, the new Ferrari F12berlinetta is a supercar very few can afford. When you can’t buy the real car, why not opt for something inspired by the car.

Like this Veru Ti Ferrari Limited Edition Phone that was inspired by the sexy curves of the F12berlinetta. The phone is made from Alutex – a special lightweight composite weave used to stunning effect on Ferrari interiors. It also features two Red and Black Ferrari stripes made from the same leather used on the F12berlinetta’s seats.

There are a few other elements of the supercar that inspired the phone: the iconic taillights inspired the rounded camera housing, while even details as small as the tiny hexagonal screws holding the back plate are unmistakably Ferrari. As a final touch, the phone comes wrapped in Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) for an ultimate protection.

Now that we got your attention, here comes the bad news: the phone is priced at "only" $16,309, which is pretty much the base price for a compact family car.

Technical specifications after the jump.

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Video: Fernando Alonso Holds Interview While Driving the Ferrari F12berlinetta

Video: Fernando Alonso Holds Interview While Driving the Ferrari F12berlinetta

If there’s one thing that journalists fear the most, it’s doing interviews with subjects who have no interest in talking to you. They daze off. They give canned answers. And worst of all, they appear completely disinterested in having wasted precious minutes of their lives.

But every so often, a subject is gracious enough to give an interview and in the case of Ferrari F1 driver Fernando Alonso, do it while actually driving the Ferrari F12berlinetta around the Nurburgring.

During the 15-minute interview with RTL, Alonso covered a whole bunch of topics. He was engaging, candid, and seemed to enjoy himself answering questions in a setting that usually needs silence and concentration.

Obviously, the journalist hitching a ride with Alonso was pretty thrilled scoring a 15-minute sit-down (or is it drive-along?) with the two-time F1 champion without having to fight with other microphones in getting Alonso’s attention.

Kind of makes us want to get Kimi Raikkonen in a Lotus and see what he can tell us about his personal life.

Click past the jump to read about the Ferrari F12berlinetta

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2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta by Cam Shaft

2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta by Cam Shaft

Cam Shaft has, on occasion, given a car a comprehensive aftermarket program. But sometimes, it sticks to what it knows best.

Take, for example, this Ferrari F12berlinetta. Off the bat, we’ll tell you that it doesn’t come with any performance upgrades so you can expect to see the same 740-horsepower V-12 engine that allows the car to hit 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while reaching a top speed of 211 mph.

But the German tuner does know one thing more than anybody else: wrapping cars. So that’s what they did to the F12berlinetta, and the results are positively glorious.

It’s always convenient to put a tuner to task for not flexing its performance muscles on a car like the F12berlinetta. In some cases, that argument holds merit. Other times, though, it doesn’t.

This one belongs in the latter because one look at the Italian supercar and you immediately forget everything else that makes sense in this world. You just drop your jaw, pick it back up and admire this prancing horse in all of its glory.

Click past the jump to read about what Cam Shaft did to the Ferrari F12berlinetta

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2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta RZF-12 by Revozport

2013 Ferrari F12berlinetta RZF-12 by Revozport

The Ferrari F12berlinetta looks and performs like its ready to throw down with nearly any supercar on the planet. To be honest, it really doesn’t need any aesthetic upgrades because it already looks pretty darn special.

But don’t tell that to tuning company Revozport who decided to give the F12berlinetta a new styling program that provides a more elegant look while retaining the classic styling of the supercar. It even gave the program a name: the RZF-12.

It’s definitely an acquired taste, especially for the price Revozport is charging for it (check that one out after the jump). Plus, it doesn’t have a performance upgrade, which means that the F12berlinetta retains its 6.3-liter V-12 engine that produces 740 horsepower and 508 pound-feet of torque with a 0-to-60 mph time of just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 211 mph.

We won’t blame you if you passed on this aftermarket kit, but if you had the money to spare, plus an F12berlinetta for that matter, then you might find the appeal in it.

Click past the jump to check out Revozport’s new carbon fiber components for the Ferrari F12berlinetta

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Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Takes on an Airbus A320 for Charity

Video: Ferrari F12berlinetta Takes on an Airbus A320 for Charity

Very few cars in this world can match wits with the Ferrari F12berlinetta.

So when you’re left with a dearth of choices, you opt for the next best thing: an Airbus A320.

We’ve seen supercars engage aircrafts in some friendly drag strip races over the past few years. This time, the F12berlinetta took a crack at an Air Malta Airbus 320 in a race for charity.

The actual race was actually held last December 9th at the Malta international Airport with the proceeds being sent to the Paqpali Ghall-Istrina charity. Circumstances were far from ideal as a little precipitation cast some dark clouds over the venue.

But in the end, the race went ahead as planned and while the F12berlinetta was clearly no match against the Air Malta Airbus 320, the event did succeed in raising an impressive €178,820 for the Paqpali Ghall-Istrina charity.

All in the name of a good cause; the race eventually played a secondary role with the money raised for charity. But that can’t stop us from watching how it unfolded, right?

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Larry Roth Takes Delivery of America's First Ferrari F12berlinetta

Larry Roth Takes Delivery of America’s First Ferrari F12berlinetta

Remember when Ferrari decided to auction off the first F12berlinetta in the U.S. as part of its contribution to relief efforts stemming from Hurricane Sandy?

Long Island resident Larry Roth won that auction, paying $1.125 million for the Italian supercar. It might have been way more than the $315,888 retail price of the F12berlinetta, but since it was for a good cause, we don’t think Roth had any problem opening up his checkbook.

After months of waiting, Roth’s generosity and patience has finally paid off after he took delivery of the first production F12berlinetta in the U.S. Good things come to those who wait and we assume that Roth is pretty thrilled to finally have the supercar in his hands.

He deserves it too after the tremendous bid he put up to win the auction. We just hope he takes real good care of it seeing as he paid quite a premium to own it.

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2013 Ferrari F12 N-LARGO by Novitec Rosso

2013 Ferrari F12 N-LARGO by Novitec Rosso

Late last year, Italian tuner Novitec Rosso introduced to us its very first program for the Ferrari F12berlinetta. Where that program came with a pretty hefty performance upgrade, the tuner’s new body kit for the F12berlinetta, as shown by English Novitec Rosso distributor, Scuderia Systems, is all sorts of bonkers, too.

According to Scuderia Systems, the kit is called N-LARGO - yep, all caps - and judging by the rendering photos of the F12berlinetta sporting it, these components are just what the doctor ordered.

Details have yet to be divulged, but it certainly appears that the entire kit is going to be made entirely out of lightweight carbon fiber. In addition, you can plainly see the new components on the F12berlinetta, including a new front bumper, a new hood with a distinctive air vent, wider fenders on the front and rear, new side skirts, and a new rear spoiler and diffuser.

Needless to say, the N-LARGO body is just mind-blowing.

As far as performance enhancements, expect to see the same upgrade Novitec Rosso already introduced last year. You know, the one wherein the tuner calibrated mapping for injection and ignition, increasing the output of the F12berlinetta to 763 horsepower and 518 pound-feet of torque with a new top speed of 214 mph.

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2013 Ferrari F12 Stallone by Mansory

2013 Ferrari F12 Stallone by Mansory

Despite our general expectation, the Ferrari F12berlinetta has received numerous tuning kit since Ferrari dropped it onto the market last year. Mansory will increase this number with the unveiling of a new Stallone kit at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The kit combines light carbon bodywork with an updated interior and the addition of 35 horsepower under the hood.

The aerodynamic kit starts with a completely redesigned front fascia featuring a newly designed bonnet, a down-force-generating front spoiler with special air intakes. The kit also includes new side skirts, a discreet rear wing and the integrated diffuser. The car will now sit on specially designed light forged wheels sized 21 inches at the front axle and 22 inches at the rear axle.

For the interior, Mansory combines the most exclusive leather with stylish stitching and carbon-fiber applications. There is also a new, sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals and illuminated door sill.

Under the hood, Mansory engineers have modified the ECU and added a sports exhaust system that together help increasing the V-12’s output from the standard 740 horsepower to 775 horsepower. Peak torque has also been improved from the standard 508 to 534 pound-feet of torque.

All we need to learn is the price for this conversion and we are going to place an order for it!

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